How To Use A Convection Microwave | Oven Series | Cakes And More | Baking For Beginners

Hi! This is Suma Rowjee and I write a baking
blog called Cakes And More. This video is about using a convection microwave for baking.
I have been using my LG convection microwave for baking since the last 3 plus years and
it has worked really well for me. So I thought we would make a video on how to use a convection
microwave. Broadly speaking there are 3 types of microwave
ovens we see here in India. One is the basic or the solo microwave, which we use for cooking
and re-heating. Then we have the microwave cum grill in which you can cook, re-heat and
grill food as well. And then we have the convection microwaves, which you can use for cooking,
baking, re-heating and grilling food. So basically you can do everything in a convection microwave.
If you have purchased a convection microwave for your kitchen, congratulations! You have
purchased a very good gadget for your kitchen. Sometimes it happens that we are gifted ovens,
and we don’t use them for a very long time. We end keeping them somewhere in the kitchen
and so many years we realize there is an oven and you are inspired to bake. So how do you
know the one you have is a convection microwave? Let’s take a look at the panel here. There
is microwave, grill, convection, combination, the timer here, Stop button, Start button,
and increase and decrease buttons. This basically helps you increase and decrease the temperature
you would have set on the convection mode. This entire panel is digital, and everything
that is displayed here is digital. So that really helps you set the timer and the temperature
as accurately as you want. So if you need to set your microwave on microwave
mode, you could press ‘Microwave’. Then you can see that it sets at the maximum power
here which is at 900 watts. My microwave sets at 900 watts. And if you want to reduce the
power level, all you need to is repeatedly press the same button so that the power level
varies. You will find it useful if you want to melt chocolate in the microwave – then
this is something you really need to know. Because we would need to melt it at medium
power and not at HIGH power. Otherwise you may not find this function very useful.
And then you have a grill mode here. And there is convection. And this of course is for grilling
food. You just press Grill and then set the timer.
When you buy a convection microwave, you can expect these accessories to come along with
your microwave. This is the grilling rack, this is the shorter rack which you will use
for baking, and most probably you will something big and flat tray or something for making
pizza. That’s the intention with which they give you this tray. But I normally use this
for baking custards, because this works very well as a water bath for me.
And then inside your microwave, there will be a glass turntable. And this remains inside
the microwave oven at all times no matter what you are doing. Whether you are using
it on Microwave mode or Grill or Convection. This always, always remains inside the microwave.
In case you do not have any of these accessories in your microwave, if you haven’t used your
microwave for a while, then you should contact your service center and they should be able
to provide you these accessories for a price. Let us see how we operate this on convection
mode. Whenever you use a convection microwave for baking, you always need to pre-heat the
oven. Except in very rare cases in very rare cakes where you are required to set the temperature
and then put the cake inside the oven, so that it starts pre-heating at that point of
time. But then that kind of a thing would not really be possible in a convection microwave.
So normally baking any cake or cookies or breads or pizza or just about anything, you
always need to pre-heat the oven. So let us see how we pre-heat the convection
microwave. When you need to pre-heat, of course the first thing you need to do is place the
shorter rack inside the oven. And this would be doing before your cake or cookie batter
is almost ready. Because this hardly takes about 5 minutes to pre-heat.
You press the convection button, you see that it sets at 180C or 350F by default. Assuming
your recipe needs you to set the temperature at 190C, what you do is increase, it is now
190C. You want to do it to 200, 210, 220, 230, 240 and 250C. This will be the maximum
temperature you could set at. And decreasing the temperature, the same way. Keep on pressing
the decrease buttons.
And as you can see, 40C is the lowest. There isn’t 50, 60, 70, 80 or 90, the next will
be 100. And then on, you can increase the temperature again.
So assuming we want to set the temperature to 180C. So this is at 180, we just press
the start button. Now you can see that the oven is pre-heating. You can see this here.
The oven will take a couple of minutes to reach 180C. When the oven is hot, we can hear
the beep.
So this is the beep you would hear when the oven reaches 180C. Press Stop. Then put your
cake or bake or whatever inside. At this point you want to make sure, even before you pre-heat,
you want to make sure the lower rack is stable and in the center of the turntable. And then,
close the door and then set the timer. Say about 25 minutes. Press 10, 10. So this is
set for 25 minutes at 180C. So coming to the advantages of a convection
microwave, there are some advantages and some disadvantages and some disadvantages as well.
So when you use a convection microwave the best thing is the fast pre-heat feature, which
happens in about 5 minutes even if you want to set it a maximum temperature of 250C. This
is not possible in an OTG, it will take much longer. But the maximum time here will be
about 5 minutes, not more than that. So even in school days or in your office rush, you
can take the time to just pop in some cookie dough or some cake batter and make some muffins
for yourself and the kids. And then the digital display which helps you to set the temperature
and the timer very accurately. And then there is space optimization also. Because this works
for cooking, heating, baking as well. So if you do not have any kind of a baking gadget
or even a microwave, then it makes great sense to invest in a convection microwave. Because
you could do everything in this. The heat In a convection is more even as your
cake or cookies bake , the turntable keeps rotating , so it helps in even distribution
of heat. So there is no real need to rotate the tray from front to back and back to front
half-way through baking (for cookies)because it anyways keeps rotating all the time.
There are also some disadvantages of using a convection microwave. Nothing really that
would stop you from using a convection microwave. But then the oven is limited by capacity.
This is a 30 liter convection microwave. You can bake but only on one level here. Once
you place the low rack here, this is all the space you have here to keep your baking tin.
So you can’t place another rack and bake 2 trays at a time. You could try doing this,
but I wouldn’t really recommend. Am not sure if it would bake well, you could end
up with the bakes both here and here not properly baked. So you don’t really want to take
a chance like that. Then the other thing is if you want to use a slightly larger tray
here, then you would not be able to use it. As the turntable keeps rotating, the sides
of the tin will hit the walls of the microwave and you would find that a problem. So be sure
that before you bake anything, you first keep the tray in here, if it is a slightly larger
tin, switch on the oven, see if it rotates freely. Only then you can plan to bake.
I use this more often than I use my OTG now, especially because of the fast pre-heat feature.
So this on convection mode works just the way as an OTG works when it is baking. So
please do not have any kind of hesitation to use this for baking.
And coming to the bake ware you could use for baking,you could use everything you use
in an OTG.Like Borosil or Pyrex , be sure it is very good quality glass when yiu put
it in the microwave or it may shatter. You could also use regular aluminum tins we use,
silicon, porcelain ramekins and other oven-proof bake ware.
Thank you for watching this video, I hope you found it useful. Please leave your comments
and let me know your suggestions and feedback.

100 comments on “How To Use A Convection Microwave | Oven Series | Cakes And More | Baking For Beginners”

  1. Mahima Jain says:

    M so thankful.. dis is a great video.. i had all in one microwave but never used it properly coz I didn’t know how it works.. thanks fr making such clear n easy video.. will definitely bake something now..

  2. Ismail Ahmad says:

    Thanx mam dis vdo is very useful to me

  3. divya krishnan says:

    i wanted to make some zuccini tots..and i used the convection mode.. but it had the highest mode at 250… while the online recipe said 400. but i still went ahead… the tots didnt brown at all… they tasted cooked but were not appealing to look at

  4. Shanthi Selvam says:

    Mam I m new to baking I love to do cakes pizzas on my own for my kids but vch one to go otg or conviction , if so vch , also plz suggest brands

  5. Hasanur Kabir says:

    Hlo mam.i want to buy a oven.but i am really confused bec many people said many things.Most of the people suggested that electric oven for cooking, baking. Bt i want an oven which i use for everything.plzz suggest me.thnak u from Bangladesh.

  6. Priyadarsini Menon says:

    Thank you….three years after buying a convection oven I finally learned how to use it…you made it so simple…hopefuly I should start using it and will get back to you. Thank you once again

  7. kailash chaudhary says:


  8. Preeti Reddy says:

    Hi Mam!
    I purchased an LG microwave and started baking. I preheated my oven and once done, I placed the pan in the oven in Convection for 30 minutes. I noticed that the cake was raw inside. Tried to again bake it and the top was burning but it was still raw inside. I called my friend who owns a bakery, he said try it in combination mode in 220 degrees , and guess what it worked! Why doesn't my LG convection mode work? I have to use combi for 20 minutes. Is there an issue? Should I call the LG customer Care?

  9. Divya Sunil says:

    I tried to bake cake in convection mode, but evrytime i bake the cakes top becomes very hard and crust forms and also inside it doesnt cook well.

  10. Divya Sunil says:

    How can i avoid crusting on top of the cake, bread etc in convection mode

  11. Elham Khater says:

    Thanks for this video, I have a microwave convection LG, but never used it for grilling and baking. Now thanks to you, I am more confident about it and cant wait to start using it.

  12. LarryC213 says:

    Very well done. Thank you.

  13. Nikita Mishra says:

    I liked the way u said how to bake in microwave
    Cn u plz tell me what will b the temperature of biscuit cake in oven

  14. brinda takley says:

    Thanks you explain so well useful for beginners…I didnt get your name properly.. It sounded like Suma Rao?… Thanks anyway

  15. brinda takley says:

    In fact your video is one of the few who explain properly

  16. Limna Sainudeen says:

    Thanks..i usually keep my baking pan directly on the glass.u suggested keepin it on d lower rack.wats d diffrnc

  17. ashina cp says:

    I've a BPL convenction mw. But it has only one rack and it has same as the cake baking tray. Can i make cake with this

  18. Safta Esther says:

    Very informative video. Thank you.

  19. Anvita Chilla says:

    Mam…I just want to ask that…is preheat necessary for preparing a mug cake??

  20. genvion genous says:

    thank uu😚😚😚😚

  21. Manal Parasramani says:

    Hindi ne hona chahie

  22. Rishav says:

    Thanks, helped me!

  23. Molana Rumi says:

    Microwaves change molecular structure of food into a toxic and dead food. Do your own research you will be happy you did.
    Stay away from any microwave period.

  24. Pinky Jain says:

    Non-stick pan use kar sakte hai

  25. Andro Gamer says:

    india me rahe kar thoda hindi bol diya hota too achaa hota

  26. Cakes And More! Baking For Beginners says:

    Follow me on Instagram for mini videos, baking tips and lots more! Watch my videos on microwave,OTG in Hindi.

  27. m s says:

    Can we use rectangular baking tin in microwave

  28. Shailendra K. Mittal says:

    Suma rao ji thanks for wonderful explaination. I am planning to buy ,so this information has helped me .dr suchitra .

  29. Roshna Raj T M says:

    Should we cook cake in microwave mode or convection mode?

  30. Himadri Ghoshal says:

    Found this video right on time. Wanted to bake a cake for mum on her bday but had no idea how to use the convection.. Thanks ma'am, good job.

  31. Amritha Menon says:

    Hello madam how many inches cake tin will suit for microwave convection oven 23 litres? Also what sort of capacity otg can buy for home purpose 4 members. Plz reply madam

  32. Etienne Marais says:

    I love this kitchen appliance!>>> It saves energy over my large oven and reduces the amount of heat in my kitchen. The fact that it is multifunctional is key. I can’t comment on durability yet as I have only had it a couple of months

  33. Divya Johar says:

    Very well explained.. could u pls tell me about the pans which are safe in a convection microwave.. bcos I bought a metal loft tray today which says it is not microwave oven safe but oven safe. Is it safe in the convection mode

  34. Shri ganesh Shree says:

    Very important information.Even I was confused about the pre-heating

  35. Jameela Khan says:

    Hello mam
    actually I try every time to preheat my samsung microwave but it's back side like its burning or smells like burning plastic, I afraid to do preheat is there any technical issue or it is normal pls give any suggestions tq

  36. Rhea Sylvia says:

    This was very useful , thankyou

  37. Narayana Rao says:

    Thank you so much

  38. Daksha Desai says:

    Panasonic convection microwave I do have. Thanks

  39. Syama K says:

    Mam.. can we use glass bowls or anything made of glass in this oven…or is there any special type of glass utensils only for the use of oven

  40. Gaming World says:

    Can food b warmed in a convection microwave??

  41. reva thy says:

    very nice video..thank you for teaching about it

  42. neha chauhan dimri says:

    Is there a temperature difference that one needs to consider from a conventional oven to convection?? The demo guy from LG told me that there’s difference between either the temperature or time compared to conventional oven

  43. Yashwanth Reddy says:

    i have tried cookies N cakes, it didn't come well. am using samsung convention micro oven . I required some spoon feeding explanation . Hope you will help me

  44. Yashwanth Reddy says:

    Any one from the thread, guide me

  45. Raj Raj says:

    This was so useful and brilliantly explained! Thank you very much!

  46. Idea With khadija says:

    modle or price kya hen

  47. Idea With khadija says:

    whts prixe and modle

  48. Buthsara Weerasinghe says:

    Hello ma'am i have a problem, while i am baking in my microwave convection over always cake or bun crust over bake and feel more hardness please give me a solution for that… thanku

  49. bhargavi kiran Mahindrakar says:

    Seriously It is boon to all those who dont know about using Microwave
    I have a Samsung smart microwave, which has all option. But I didnt know how to use it
    Thank you very much for this help

  50. Avishek Ghosh says:

    Thanks for this video.It's been really useful..

  51. lakshmi harivijjivenkat says:

    Is preheat feature is necessary in ovens….some LG oven's has that preheat feature and some has not this feature… actually which one is better? Please give me a suggestion

  52. Sarika Patil-Dhumal says:

    nicely explained.

  53. Gargi Saha says:

    Can we use borosil utensil to bake?pls rpl mam

  54. Affy YT says:

    I came here cuz of your son anirudh

  55. alex harris says:

    Thank you, I had my oven and lost the instruction book. You really helped!

  56. Akila Ram says:

    Will the temperature and time we set in OTG differs from Convection maám. For example if the temperature and time we set to bake c cake is 180degree for 40 minutes and do we have to reduce while using convection to 160Degree and 30 minutes? Please help

  57. yasmin bano says:

    Ma'am your videos provide very useful information thanks for that.I have an IFB convection microwave oven my problem is that when ever I bake a cake at 180degrees it starts burning from top within 12to 15 minutes at what temperature should I bake.Is making water bath for a sponge cake in a convection oven possible?If yes how? please reply soon

  58. shabnam khan says:

    Brilliant,very helpful video 👍🏻

  59. Rebecca Micich says:

    Thank you so much, I bought my convection microwave awhile ago and have not used the other functions. Your video was very helpful

  60. yasmin bano says:

    Thanks ma'am for replying can I use springform pan when I am preparing water bath for cake and one more thing I have an oven thermometer but it does not show right temperature as well I'll try it again as per your instructions .

  61. Fatima Zahid Shaikh says:

    Maam plz help me maina convection toaster oven liya hai usma cake rubber bn jata h wohi cake pateeli mai perfect bnta h kindlly plz help me

  62. Maha Bharath says:

    Can we use steel Utencil for Baking in an Oven.

  63. Asmaa Sati says:

    My convection oven has an option of baking cake and also option of convection,kindly suggest which option makes cake better

  64. citi citi says:

    Mam Pl explain about nutri care
    Utility options etc….

  65. Disha Kotian says:


  66. Janani Venkadesh says:

    How much degree to set for baking cake in 20 litres convection oven mam? I kept 180degree and baked a cake. The upper and side were cooked but middle portion was not cooked properly

  67. Mahinthan Lingam says:

    What if the microwave is not convection. We can't bake the cake

  68. gabi feldhordt says:

    Awesome! I looked for something simple like that for me to understand it. Thanks!

  69. திராவிட நாடு says:

    Excellent Madame 👍👌🙏

  70. Ravi Ahuja says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for the detailed explanation. It's my first time getting a microwave and was thinking whether I should go for a solo one or a convection one. I was on the lookout for a video that would tell me what convection is and how it works, and your video explained it perfectly. I really like your microwave. It's interface and buttons are neat and clean and well organized. I would've gone with the exact model you got, but since it's no longer available anymore, I'll check out the other model that you've linked.

    Thanx again. Your video was really helpful. Keep up the good work 🙂

  71. Kaung Ko says:

    very helpful for beginner like me 🙂

  72. Debjit Das says:

    What is your microwave oven model's name???
    Please share the link

  73. waheguru waheguru says:

    Hello mam, I have whirl pool convection microwave.. but they gave me only one rack only.. can I place cake on that to also big in height .. .. can I bake on glass plate . Which was provided with micro..

  74. Sirisha M K says:

    Thq .I am searching for this u explained well now i cañ use my oven very easily


  75. Veena Deshmukh says:

    Thank you for explaining this important information about uses of convectional Microwave.. I was very confused regarding it..was so scared to use it so didn't use it much for baking or cooking since I purchsed it its almost 10 months now. Today for the first time I believe I know now how to use convection mode…many thnx once again..

  76. malini s says:

    Very helpful mam.. still I need ur help…
    While using convection mode in microwave oven, the inner portion of the bread is not getting baked even after 50 min only the outer part is getting darker and harder. Though I have placed in the low rack. Once the bread is out it s becoming denser,flatten and uncooked inside. I have followed the temperature and time as given in the recipe… What could be the reason?

  77. Rachel Botcha says:

    Tq u clarified and advised wisely

  78. Rupali Karbhari says:

    Very useful vid mam I just want to ask one thing if v want to bake cake v directly place a tin on a glass plate or v have to places it on a high or a low rack

  79. Palak Jain says:

    I hv a convection microwave and whenever I bake a cake, it gets completely burnt from top. What could be the reason?

  80. Midhun Kukku says:

    Hi mem, I hav Godrej convection microwave wave bt I'm fails to make cake in plz tell me d pre heating temperature n tym and also baking temperature n tym of a cake.plz plz help me to bake cakes. Plz reply me

  81. Syafiera Yamin says:

    Thank you.. now I already know how to preheat the convection oven huhu I want to make soufflé

  82. nithya moorthy says:

    I'm the new oven user….thanks for ur tips and for ur demo really helped me lot 😊😊

  83. Tanu Pradhan says:

    Very nice 👍

  84. aarti tripathi says:

    I was so confused with my oven… How to pre heat…. But both our ovens are kinda same with interms of display panel… Hence now I knw how my oven pre heats…. Thank you soooo much… I hope now I don't have to struggle baking my cakes… N other dishes…. Thanks a lot😍🥰😘

  85. Subrata G says:

    Nicely explained thanks

  86. Maggi Maggi says:

    Thank you so much, for beginners very useful.

  87. Neha D says:

    Ma'am I didn't get the shorter rack in my accessory kit. Can I keep my cake tin directly at the turn table? Will it bake properly that way?

  88. Anita Alvia says:

    Can I keep baking tray directly on the glass top for baking….I dont have high or low rack

  89. Smrithi Somanath says:

    I bought a 32litre lg convctn micro oven… what size cake tin should i buy and what shape square or round?

  90. Live with nature zw says:

    for baking cookies , should i use convection alone or convection + microwave?

  91. sweta gupta says:

    mam microwave kon sa le

  92. aarti tripathi says:

    Thank you sooooo…. Much…. After almost 3 years… I now know how my oven can be preheated…. All other videos never gave such detailed info and this type of demonstration…. Thank you

  93. Mom Rodrigues says:

    Hello my oven does not have a pre heat button but cakes come out beautiful sadly I cannot bake bread or other yeast related things like I bake cakes can u tell me wat I should do in this case

  94. Retheesh G Maveli says:

    Merea pas Kenwood ki microwave heai…. Ismeam Grill/combi 1/combi2 idtharah button heai…isme mujhea Baking karsakthe heai

  95. Sankari Durga says:

    Nice explanation..
    Thank u so much..

  96. Chris Wesley says:

    Excellent video. Thank you so much.

  97. Satish Reddy says:

    Hi Sister these is satishreddy ( Sucharitha w/o Mahesh) .
    Your instructions are very nice

  98. SRIMOYEE BANIK says:

    Good video..please try to change the background music..if possible

  99. Priya Dhersiny says:

    Microwave convectional oven can we make macaron?

  100. athul lekshman says:

    Thank you mam for this info
    Was confused earlier
    Now I can go check some ovens to buy.

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